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used in David Copperfield

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having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
  • 'You can't believe how ill-tempered and shocking she is, Julia.'
    Chapters 31-33 (82% in)
  • You are so good, and so sweet-tempered.
    Chapters 19-21 (7% in)
  • If his sweet-tempered wife could have got up any self-assertion against anyone, I am satisfied it could only have been because she was the Beauty's sister.
    Chapters 58-60 (50% in)
  • ...on these dark mornings, busying herself in the day's arrangements, going out to market before the clerks come into the Inn, caring for no weather, devising the most capital little dinners out of the plainest materials, making puddings and pies, keeping everything in its right place, always so neat and ornamental herself, sitting up at night with me if it's ever so late, sweet-tempered and encouraging always, and all for me, I positively sometimes can't believe it, Copperfield!'
    Chapters 61-62 (11% in)

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